Dubbed Atrium House, the 964 sqm Nicoya Peninsula dwelling is built on a hilltop between the ocean and mountains. Studio Saxe’s bioclimatic design unfurls around a vertical atrium that connects all levels and passively cools the jungle property, minimising its energy consumption alongside a water filtration system.
The top floor houses the main living space, which peeks out across the jungle canopy towards the ocean, with tree branches in touching distance of its 424 sq m of shaded terraces. Sliding glass peels back on both sides of the house’s cubic volumes, allowing airflow through the home.
Four bedrooms are tucked in the middle floor, while ground floor living spaces tumble out onto the irrigated and landscaped grounds, planted with palm trees, a barbecuing area and swimming pool.